3.1. Ensuring the format and quality of the digital artworks

The artworks intended for NFT minting and trading have to be created as digital artworks, either in their native digital form or as high-quality digital reproductions, suitable for online presentation and sale. To prepare your artwork for NFT trading within the BITE Virtual Gallery, follow these guidelines:

• Select artwork that is visually compelling and suitable for online presentation. The artwork should be of high quality, with clear details and vibrant colours (in case of digital reproduction).

• Ensure that the artwork is in a digital format that is compatible with online platforms. OpenSea supports various file formats, including JPG, PNG, GIF, SVG, MP4, WEBM, MP3, WAV, OGG, GLB, and GLTF. It's important to note that different NFT marketplaces may have their own file size limitations, so it's advisable to check the specific requirements of each platform before minting your NFTs, if you opt for using other NFT platforms.

• Verify that the digital file size is appropriate for smooth uploading and viewing on digital platforms. The maximum file size allowed for minting NFTs on OpenSea is 100MB.

3.2. Artworks permissions and rights

Before listing any artwork for NFT trading, it is essential to secure the necessary permissions and rights from the respective artists or rights holders. As representative of artist, obtain written permission from the artist to sell their artwork as an NFT. Clarify the terms of the agreement, including revenue sharing, royalties and any restrictions on future use or reproduction of the artwork.

3.3. Creating digital versions of the artworks - reproductions

To create digital versions of the physical artworks (e.g. paintings) suitable for NFT trading, adhere to the following recommendations:

• Utilize high-resolution scanning or photography techniques to capture the artwork's details and visual qualities accurately.

• Ensure that the digital versions maintain the integrity of the original artwork, including colour accuracy, texture, and any unique characteristics.

• Optimize the digital files for online presentation, balancing file size and image quality to ensure smooth viewing and fast loading times.

3.4. Digital artworks metadata

Document relevant details about each artwork, including title, artist information, medium, dimensions, and any additional descriptions or stories (metadata). To provide comprehensive metadata about each artwork within the BITE Virtual Gallery, follow these guidelines:

• Assign a title to each artwork that reflects its essence and purpose.

• Clearly attribute the artwork to the respective artist, providing their name, background information, and any relevant biographical details.

• Specify the medium or materials used in creating the artwork, giving potential buyers insights into the artistic process and techniques employed.

• Document the dimensions of the artwork, including height, width, and depth if applicable..

• Craft accurate and engaging descriptions for each artwork, highlighting its unique qualities, themes, inspirations, or narratives that may resonate with potential buyers.

Metadata plays a crucial role in providing essential information about the artwork, allowing potential buyers to understand its context and value. By documenting comprehensive metadata for each artwork, you enhance its discoverability and increase the likelihood of attracting interested buyers.

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